One of the high points, as usual, of HPAE’s 2016 convention was the recognition which HPAE locals and the state-wide federation gave to local leaders and activists who have contributed so much to our union.
After convention delegates voted in the morning on changes to the HPAE constitution/by-laws and to seven resolutions on key issues facing our union in the morning session, the following leaders and activists were honored at the lunch-time award ceremony on Friday, October 7:
Michelle Silvio, Vice President of Local 5131/Inspira Health, received the state award for her many years of dedicated and committed leadership of her local and her vital contribution to our union through her role on the State Executive Council and other state-wide committees. (Michelle is in the center of photo.)
Local 5058/Jersey Shore Medical Center – Diane DeLuca
Local 5094 – Ana Delgado (Rutgers), Deborah Cruz (Rowan), and Christine Boardingham (University Hospital)
Local 5105/Virtua – Claudia Storicks
Local 5131/Inspira Health – Deb Pacitti
Local 5147/Meadowlands – Curtis Jeter
Local 5186/Christ Hospital – Rebecca Lowe
Local 5089/University Hospital – Junas Quiba-Francisco
Local 5091/BRMC – Delfina Guevara
Local Award winners not shown in the photos above: Anne Novak (5089/Rutgers), Deborah Cruz (5094/Rowan), Judy Merkowsky (5103/ARC), Richelle Kozak (5106/Temple Episcopal), Abdul Umoru (5107/Wanaque), Elaine Blake (5112/Cornerstone), Doris Bell (5118/Cooper University Medical Center), Barbara Barath (5135/Rutgers UCHC), Art Matthews (5621/Inspira Woodbury), and Nanette Rivera (5185/Bayonne Medical Center).